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Neverland (Places)

"Webster rumored to be discovered in Neverland basement."

Okay, this is sort of complicated, although Veronica sums it up nicely when she refers to one of the other stories running in the tabloids the day the Trina's "death scare" tale breaks. Webster was a TV show in the early '80s which starred the diminutive Emmanuel Lewis, a Gary Coleman look-alike. The show ran for six years and, like Coleman, Lewis has found it pretty hard to find work since, there being few roles for those only 3'6". However, Lewis, known as Webster for his title role in the show, was also a great friend of singer Michael Jackson, who is more famous these days for the various allegations of child molestation that have been made against him from children who were invited to his home, Neverland. Jokes such as "How do you find out Michael Jackson's sperm count? Look it up in Webster's" abound in a world which assumes that any of Jackson's contacts with children are of the sexual variety. Veronica manages to summarize all that, plus answer a "where is he now?" question, in eight short words. God, these writers are good.

2.09 "My Mother, the Fiend"

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